OSX Permissions

Dylan Myers edited this page Jan 30, 2018 · 1 revision

These instructions assume some familiarity with OSX and it's command line. If you do not have such familiarity and cannot figure these instructions out (Google is a huge help, if you try!); then it is best to ask for help. Instructions work best for OSX power users.

  1. Open System Preferences->Security & Privacy
  2. Click the lock icon to allow changes
  3. Set Allow apps downloaded from to Anywhere
    • If Anywhere doesn't appear, you will need to open Terminal and run sudo spctl --master-disable
    • This does disable some of the built in OSX security assistance. If you don't wish to do this, you will have additional hoops to be able to run the programs.
  4. Follow one of the 2 following procedures
    • Unzip using Finder, and then use Terminal to remove the quarantine extended attribute
      1. Unzip by double clicking the zip file in Finder
      2. Open Terminal and issue: sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine /full/path/to/unzipped/folder
    • Unzip using Terminal
      1. In Terminal issue: mkdir -p /path/where/you/want/program && tar -jxvpf /path/to/program-mac.tar.bz2 -C /path/where/you/want/program
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